how to negotiate repairs after a home inspection

How to Negotiate Repairs After a Home Inspection

You probably assume the real estate “deal” is done at the signing of the contract. Usually, it is. But in many cases, the negotiations really only begin at the signing. That's because problems can arise…
how to buy a home in winter

How to Buy a Home in Winter

A generation ago, few people would willingly trek out into the winter snow/sleet/slush to shop for a home. In our always-on, instant-information era, though, today’s buyers shop and make deals throughout the year. Here's…
sell your home in the winter

How to Sell Your Home in Winter

Spring and fall are typically prime time for home selling. But sometimes, you need to put your property on the market in the winter. The good news? Because home buyers have access to so many real estate…
closing costs for buyers and sellers

5 Things Home Buyers Should Know About Closing Day

You've almost crossed the finishing line of your real estate transaction—otherwise known as closing day. What could possibly go wrong? Here are 5 things home buyers should know about closing day. 1. Your mortgage…
how to break up with a real estate agent

How to Break Up With a Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home rarely can take months, sometimes even longer. Along the way, you may find that your relationship with your real estate agent just isn’t working anymore. Here's how to break up with…
how to sell a home during the holidays

Why List Your Home for Sale During the Holidays?

Why list your home for sale during the holidays? Conventional wisdom was that you shouldn’t try to sell your home during the busy holiday season. Potential home buyers were attending parties, cooking holiday…
how to show your home for sale

How to Show Your Home for Sale

How to show your home for sale? There are three main ways: open houses, lockbox showings, and private showings. Here's what you need to know about each one. Show your home for…
what to do when neighbors list their home for sale

What to Do When Neighbors List Their Home For Sale

When a neighbor’s house goes on the market, there can be important implications for you. Here's what to do when neighbors list their home for sale. 1. Document important disclosure items As…
top 5 open house tips for buyers

Top 5 Open House Tips for Buyers

Going to open houses can be time-consuming. Here are my top 5 open house tips for buyers, to help you make the most of your visits. 1. Learn about the market without…
3 tips for holding a successful open house

3 Tips for Holding a Successful Open House

Holding an open house can make a seller's teeth grind. It's probably the only time you would invite to your home complete strangers who poke around, open your closets, and make judgments about…